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Poetry   18 Books
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War Poems by "X" (i.e. T.W.H. Crosland). 1st Ed., viii+96pp. Martin Secker. Oct. 1916.  #56357
[HLMainPic] Dedicated to "The Artists' Rifles... in the First Battalion of which I have many friends." Reilly p.100. Orig. red cloth with paper sp. label, minor wear, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
BRERETON (Frederick) Comp. An Anthology of War Poems. Intro. by Edmund Blunden. 2nd Imp., 191pp. Collins. 1930  #42048
A wide selection of the soldier poets. VG.   £16
COOPER (Capt. James Fenimore, Capt., FA, NA) Afterglow. 1st Ed., 98pp. portrait frontis. New Haven: Yale UP. 1918  #40226
Poems of Yale graduate who became a Capt. in 308th Fd. Arty. US Army but died of pneumonia in Camp Dix, NJ, in Feb. 1918. Rather worn ex-Yale Univ. Lib.   £10
COOPER (Eric Thirkell) Soliloquies of a Subaltern Somewhere in France. 3rd Imp., orig. dec. wraps., 52pp. Burns & Oates. Oct. 1915  #53706
[HLMainPic] Poetry from the trenches by an officer of the 2nd Bn. London Regt., Royal Fusiliers, T.F., VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
FUSSELL (Paul) Ed. Sassoon's Long Journey: An Illustrated Selection from Siegfried Sassoon's 'The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston.' 1st Ed., xx+180pp., 174 photos. &c. VG in dw. Faber. 1983  #50289
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HIBBERD (Dominic) Wilfred Owen. A New Biography. 1st Ed., xix+424pp., 57 photos., 8 maps, 9 drawings. VG in dw. W&N. 2002  #39368
Important biography with much to offer.   £10
HIBBERD (Dominic) & ONIONS (John) Eds. Poetry of the Great War: An Anthology. 1st Ed., viii+250pp. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1986  #56633
[HLMainPic] An excellent selection, arranged by theme within a chonological plan, including the works of some 100 poets, plus scholarly introductions, notes &c. very nice copy of original hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
LEDWIDGE (Francis) Last Songs. With Introduction by Lord Dunsany. 1st Ed., 80pp. Herbert Jenkins. 1918  #57995
[HLMainPic] Final volume of works by the Irish poet killed serving as a corporal with the 1st Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at 3rd Ypres on 31/7/17 (having survived service with the 5th Service Bn. at Gallipoli). He is buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, north-east of Ypres. Includes poetry written in France & Flanders in 1917. Lord Dunsany, who provided the introduction, served as an officer in the 5th Battalion. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
LYON (P.H.B., MC, Lieut., 6th Bn. The Durham L.I.) Songs of Youth & War. 1st Ed., 64pp. Erskine Macdonald Ltd. March 1918  #42376
[HLMainPic] The poet's first work published in book form, largely war related poetry. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £20
MACGILL (Patrick) Soldier Songs. 1st Ed., 120pp. Jenkins. 1917  #43136
Poetry written while serving with the London Irish Rifles in France. Orig. green cloth, front board a little damaged o/w VG & scarce.   £25

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